Virtual Health: Is it Real or Just Fantasy?
Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
A Virtual Visit enables a care team (provider, nurse, therapist, and other healthcare professionals) to engage in a video-based consult directly with patients through the use of virtual health platforms and equipment. Experts will speak to the historical legislative and policy initiatives that have hindered and promoted the use of virtual health at the state and federal levels, the rapid development of technology that is enabling these platforms to provide improved access and quality driven outcomes, the new programs being created to support them, and provide a physician’s insights into why she chose to provide virtual health to her existing patients and leverage it to attract new patients.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Responsible for executive management of AT&T Center activities, including
outcomes research, scientific publications, conference, policy support and
development, media publications and communications in telehealth and
ViP Virtual Health & Innovation
Dr. Hall-Barrow is Vice-President for Children’s Health Dallas. Children’s is one of our nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in all 10 spe...Show the rest
Dr. Hall-Barrow is Vice-President for Children’s Health Dallas. Children’s is one of our nation’s leading pediatric healthcare systems, nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in all 10 specialty areas. Children’s is a leader in harnessing the power of technology to extend the reach of healthcare for children. In her current role in Ventures, Dr. Hall-Barrow is pioneering the use of telemedicine to reach medically underserved populations, engaging mobile application for improving patient outcomes and exploring how virtual health can create non-traditional access points for patients and families
Since 1997, Dr. Hall-Barrow has provided leadership in healthcare transformation including corporate health, chronic diseases management and telemedicine. She serves as a national and international expert in the field of telemedicine for applications such as pediatrics, neurology, emergent delivery methods and healthcare mobility.
Dr. Hall-Barrow is the past chair of the American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group. In this role, she provides leadership to both new and existing telehealth programs through education, research and service. She has provided guidance on legislation, outreach and collaboration with national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics. She led the first state-wide tele-stroke program for Arkansas and initiated the first state-wide image repository and the largest fastest growing school telehealth program in Texas.
Dr. Hall-Barrow has published research in peer reviewed journals, presented nationally and internationally and continues to provide hands-on training to new providers of telemedicine. She holds a doctorate degree in higher education administration, master’s degree in kinesiology and bachelors in health education.
Mary Jean Strength
Pediatric Health Care Associates
Texas eHealth Alliance
Nora Belcher is the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, a non-profit advocacy group that she started in 2009 to give health information technology stakeholders a voice in public poli...Show the rest
Nora Belcher is the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, a non-profit advocacy group that she started in 2009 to give health information technology stakeholders a voice in public policy. The Texas e-Health Alliance serves as the state's leading advocate, from local communities to the national level, for the use of information technology to improve the health care system for patients. Prior to starting the Alliance, Ms. Belcher worked in the private sector as a consultant advising health information technology companies on how to do business with government. She also served in Governor Perry's office for five years as deputy director in the Governor’s Office of Budget, Planning and Policy, where she was responsible for managing the policy and budget issues for the Texas health and human services system. Ms. Belcher holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and owns a hardcover first edition of Game of Thrones.Hide the rest